Daily headlines - Thursday, 23 November

Ljubljana, 23 November - Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Thursday, 23 November:


Labour costs
"State would impose taxes on meals and transport": It seems that the government would like to overhaul the system of taxing labour costs, especially the costs for workers' meals and transport. It also seemed to be bothered by the part of the holiday allowance that is not taxed. (front page, 8)

Gaza war
"Short-term truce in Gaza": After 47 days of war in Gaza, an agreement on a temporary cease-fire reached between Israel and Hamas should enter into force today. (front page, 5)

New Petrol CEO
"Sašo Berger is the new boss of Petrol": Energy company Petrol's supervisors unanimously decided at yesterday's session to replace CEO Nada Drobne Popović with Sašo Berger, whose five-year term starts today. (front page, 9)


Animal protection
"Inspector did not keep the promise she made to Minister Šarec": Interim Agriculture Minister Marjan Šarec announced that veterinary inspector Danuša Štiglic will conclude the procedure in the high-profile case in which cattle was seized in the Krško area. (front page, 3)

Gaza war
"Waiting for weapons to become silent in Gaza today": An agreement reached between Israel and Hamas envisages a four-day truce, urgent humanitarian aid, the freeing of 50 Hamas's hostages, women and children and the release of 150 Palestinian women and juveniles from Israeli prisons. (front page, 6, commentary 12)


"Bisol entering electricity supply deal with AI": Bisol is adding sales and purchase of electricity to its production of solar panels. (front page, 11)

"Photovoltaic for households: EUR 14m available next year": A call for applications for subsidies for photovoltaic panels closes on Friday, but a new will be published soon, according to Minister Bojan Kumer. (front page, 4)

Investing tips
"Investor Max: Three German shares that could emerge from crisis even stronger": Germany, the long-term backbone of European economy, is on the verge of recession although many would say it is deep in recession already. But three German companies may emerge as winners from this crisis. (front page, 8, 9)


Alpine skiing
"Fox getting further away from home": The Golden Fox tournament, which was traditionally held on the Pohorje hills near Maribor when there was enough snow but has in recent years been mostly held in Kranjska Gora, is not only moving to Kranjska Gora again this year but Maribor was not even considered as a possible venue and the Maribor team will not organise the event. (front page, 10)

Indexation of social transfers
"Social transfers heat up MPs": After two days of heated debate on the 2024 and 2025 budget implementation bills, which envisaged only a partial indexation of social transfers to inflation, a twist happened just before the vote yesterday, as the opposition's proposal for a 100% indexation received enough support. (front page, 2)

Energy prices
"Govt fighting energy poverty": The rising energy prices are very much reflected in people's attitude to the government, which the Robert Golob cabinet realised last winter. So now it adopted several measures, including some long-term moves to mitigate the effect of the price hikes on households. (front page, 4)

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